andreamful Dinner, friends, and family heirlooms. Good Friday. 8h

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andreamful The world of magical realism is remembering this man today 11h

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andreamful Good things about to happen. Happy weekend! #morningslikethese 19h

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andreamful Face-off. 2d

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andreamful Man-made ecosystem inside our house where it's warm, flowers are blooming, and spring is really here. #winterinapril 2d

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andreamful Gold and white with a side of wooden eggs. A visual break from all the Easter pastels everywhere. 3d

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andreamful Little patron at our favourite coffee spot. There are still a couple of my vintage goodies, including that charming radio on the crate and a dreamy copper teapot, available for sale at @lamerceria . More goodies coming soon! 3d
  •   james_lightly Hey check us out 3d
  •   englexas Copper teapot?! I would love that! 3d
  •   tifmino So sweet! Will definitely have to check @lamerceria out on my next trip to Toronto! 3d
  •   andreamful @lamerceria hopefully soon!! 3d
  •   andreamful @englexas yes! With hand painted porcelain handle. I was thiiiiis close to keeping it! 3d
  •   andreamful @andreamful yes! You will love it! And maybe we can meet there? 3d
  •   gracielaraquel I missed this one! He's such a cutie and what a great coffee spot. Hope your dad is doing well. Lots of hugs and kisses xxx 2d
  •   niiixxx So pretty!! This has to be on our next mother-daughter date I swear. 15h

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andreamful Easter decor done gracefully at @lamerceria 🐇 3d

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andreamful B asked me a few days ago if we could buy him a Lego airplane for his Lego guys. I said no. I walked into his room earlier today to find this and my heart skipped a beat. Like pretty much every other parent, I sometimes doubt whether we are doing a good job raising our child. B's little plane-and-tape project was a good reminder that as parents we have to trust our hearts. That whatever way we choose to raise our kiddos is the "right" way if it comes from a place of love. That we should look at other parents with compassion and kindness because none of us know best, we simply are doing our best. And this is what doing our best looks like from their perspective. Parenting is all about trading lessons. I taught him a lesson on being a thoughtful consumer. He taught me a lesson on creativity and resourcefulness... and I was humbled in the process. #childhoodunplugged 3d

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andreamful I can hear the birds chirping, can see the squirrels running about and can spot buds on tree branches. Yet, all is white. So bizarre. #winterinapril 4d

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andreamful At least it's pretty?? #winterinapril 4d

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andreamful Happening right now. Because we live north of the wall. who's in? #ohcanada 4d

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andreamful "girlfriend's little kisses" (besitos de novia). they are as sweet as their name. #mmmmmm 4d

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andreamful A little #breshogram {thank you for all the love yesterday! My dad is doing a bit better today. The doctors were able to "fix" the organ failure he was experiencing as well as other issues. It was a horrible scare for us (hopefully the last one). I really believe in the power or prayer/good vibes so thank you! thank you!} 4d

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andreamful My 2000th photo (and hopefully a lucky one). It's been a rough few days as my dad is having a really, really hard time recovering from a surgery to get rid of cancer. It's heartbreaking seeing someone you love to bits suffer, but we are hopeful he will be able to overcome all the setbacks and challenges he has encountered. As always, prayers or/and good vibes are welcome, friends! Thank you!! 6d
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  •   2beadinghearts Thinking of you... 5d
  •   jennyhaas Hugs & Prayers 4d
  •   lisamboyce :( i missed this -- just had to check after seeing the other photo. So happy to hear he's feeling better now. Hope he's out of the scary zone 4d
  •   livinglifesmoments Oh no! so sorry to hear but glad he is feeling better! xo 4d
  •   abjane17 xoxoxo 4d
  •   sooki_c Beautiful photo. 3d
  •   ladynoel Your strength encourages me so much. Your family Is so blessed and I am constantly praying for your dad. 3d

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andreamful #lookingup at a beautiful chandelier 1w

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andreamful Lunch with my love. It's a wonderful day today 1w

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andreamful Got invited to our first Muslim wedding. So excited! ( but have no clue what to wear ) 1w
  •   andreamful @dilaragr thank you! I'm excited! 1w
  •   andreamful @faddo they are from Kashmir (: 1w
  •   andreamful @nadasawyou @safiamunro thank you for the advice! I will take it into account 1w
  •   andreamful @nazifa_ahmed thanks! It does! They are from Kashmir, and they split their time between Canada and Saudi Arabia. 1w
  •   abjane17 That would be so wonderful. I've only been to non-denominational weddings, Mormon weddings, and two catholic weddings (one Filipino and one standard North-American)...pretty boring! I'd love to experience lots of others. Hopefully one day...have fun! 1w
  •   faddo then they traditionally wear punjabi ,but i think wearing maxi or madi dress will be amazing .. have fun and let's know about ur experience 1w
  •   faddo midi* 1w
  •   nosheenkarimozcan @andreamful my father is from Kashmir. 6d

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andreamful A #latergram from B at his school in Colombia. The thought of attending a school in a different country, in a language he didn't feel comfortable with was really intimidating for him. It was beautiful seeing him confronting his fears and insecurities and turning them around. He made new friends, learnt new skills, trusted himself, and fell in love with Spanish (finally ). Fully bilingual at last! #proudmamamoment 1w
  •   claudiavdbroek That is wonderful! 1w
  •   terous Bravo Bresho and Andrea! This is HUGE and WONDERFUL ! Raising my boys bilingual is one of my parenting goal and a priority. I feel like I am failing sometimes...I have always known it will be somehow challenging, because our house is multicultural and we use English when papa is at home. Vince's Czech skills and his motivation always blossom when we visit my country. After the return I notice the slow ride down the hill :( He understands me, but does not want to talk back in Czech much now. He enjoys the silly stuff (songs, rhymes, listening to stories and books). Interaction in English is just so much easier for him, plus he knows that I understand it! I knew it will not be a piece of cake, but it turned out to be more difficult and frustrating then I would ever thought. It is exhausting and I feel like my frequent reminders to use Czech during the day take away the actual beauty from our play and conversation sometime... We just bought ticket to The Czech Republic for the Summer and I am excited to see him motivated to use the language again! Wish me good luck! I am not giving up ;) No way! ;) 1w
  •   brittblackbird Hooray B! What a memorable moment! 1w
  •   andreamful @terous oh, I know exactly what you mean. It's the same thing for us because we speak English at home. But it was mostly due to the fact that for the longest time, B rejected anything to do with speaking Spanish. He would get mad and ask me to speak in English. It was really frustrating for me. He didn't want to read books or listen to songs in Spanish. This started changing over time and he is finally open and excited about Spanish. I also don't want to give up, but you are totally right: it is much, much more difficult than I thought... And we also have Polish to tackle at home good luck!! 1w
  •   andreamful @adrianeduckworth @m_i__a_ @niiixxx @avec_la_fleur @claudiavdbroek I'm so glad we made this trip! He is at a great age for easy learning (: 1w
  •   andreamful @brittblackbird thank you, lady!! 1w
  •   abjane17 So wonderful! Kids learn languages at such an amazing level-little sponges. How long will you guys be there? 1w
  •   andreamful @abjane17 we came back already! We were there for almost two months 3d

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andreamful "Portrait of an Earnest Child" April 8, 2014. #subjectlight #postmoreportraits 1w

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